By Johnathan Sheridan

During the voting processes, students claim they are looking deep into the candidate outside of simply their qualifications and experience. However, most adults felt otherwise stating voting was mostly determined by loyalty to their delegation. 

“I’m looking on how you can persuade me into believing you’re worthy of Governor,” said Jasmine Olives, Midland delegation.

Maddy Helton from the Dallas Delegation agreed that she looked for substance in a candidate.

“I’ll vote for a person based how they are as a person,” Helton said.

Adults from numerous delegations, who asked to remain anonymous, claimed the elections were mostly a “popularity contest” determined on the size of delegations.

Dallas and Fort Worth have shared Governor positions for nine out of the last ten years. They are the largest delegations at the Texas Youth and Government State Conferences.